The Key Staff at New Lodge Vets
BSc (Hons) BVM&S MRCVS
I qualified as a vet in July 1999, and for two years worked in Diss in Norfolk at a mixed veterinary practice. I left to gain more experience and worked as a locum veterinary surgeon everywhere for North Yorkshire to Guernsey. I set up New Lodge Veterinary Centre in 2005, with the intention of providing an excellent standard of client and patient care. I enjoy most aspects of veterinary life and so do not have a particular special interest. When I am not being a vet, I have several hobbies. I like gardening, reading, and riding my horse “Babe” but my most exciting hobby is motor racing. I race a 1967 Sunbeam Tiger called “Lilly”. Our best result was a race win by a lap in the pouring rain. We race all across the UK in classic car racing series.
Head Veterinary Nurse
I currently have two Cat’s Bettie, a British domestic shorthair and Brian, a Burmese who keep me entertained with all of the mischief they get up to. I really enjoy medical nursing and have an interest in small animal nutrition. It amazes me that such a simple thing as a change of diet can have such a positive effect on an animal’s condition for example renal diets.
Recently, I qualified as a clinical coach and am enjoying the new challenge of training student nurses. Outside of work, I enjoy a variety of hobbies including Archery.
I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in August 2017 after being a student here at New Lodge. I have three Jack Russels; Lola, Lucky and Pippa. I also have a horse on loan called Jackson. I enjoy riding and going to local competitions when I can. I really enjoy medical nursing.
I love to see animals recover from illnesses, and it is satisfying to know that my nursing care helped the animal feel better. In the near future I would like to learn more about small animal behaviour. In the distant future I would like to further develop my nursing career and go into Equine Nursing.
Student Veterinary Nurse
I first came to New Lodge Veterinary centre for work experience while studying a level 3 extended diploma in animal management at moulton college, where I was able to gain experience with a vast range of animals. When a student nurse position became available I immediately applied and started my veterinary nurse training here in August 2017.
My hobbies and interests include long dog walks, football and horse riding. I only have one dog currently at home, Trixabelle, who is a red cocker spaniel. I enjoy taking her and her friend Barclay who is also a red cocker spaniel on long walks at the weekend. I have enjoyed my training so far at New lodge vets and love the animals I get to meet and care for daily.